NCLT Professional Development Program: Los Angeles Area Schools

Description:

The National Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) serves all stakeholders engaged in the learning, teaching, research & development of nanotechnology. NCLT addresses the needs to advance economic leadership through integrated STEM education. One of their programs is a professional development program (NCLT-PD Program) for teacher training at the middle school level. Various schools around the United States have participated in this program including school districts in the Los Angeles area. The program involves a two-week summer institute, academic year follow-up activities, classroom visits, and other collaborations with teachers. The program is designed to provide science teachers with an enhanced understanding of nanoscience and its connections with the traditional sciences as well as methods of teaching nanoscience including classroom lectures and the tools to develop their own lessons.

The following schools and school districts in California are included in the list of institutions in which NCLT performs field tests, provides professional development, and holds workshops: Big Pine Unified Schools, Los Angeles Unified Schools, and Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District.